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Today is Purim - "Pur" = Lots

Who will live, who will die. The “Lots” were cast.  Haman and his sons made gallows to hang the Jewish people by.  Mordechi and Queen Ester save the day. 52 more words

The Esther Effect, pt. 3

We do not ascend to reign alone. That is, to think about just us, speak about just us, place value on just us, or act to serve just us. 270 more words

Esther's Call


As international women’s day celebrates focus on the role played by women globally, the holiday of Purim is celebrated in a fashion enjoyed by young and old alike. 879 more words


Sing it, Esther!

Purim, which began this evening is considered one of the most joyous festivals of the Jewish year. Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day. 138 more words


Esther vs a Hamantashen: What Would You Rather Be on Purim?

When I was three, four and five years old, my mother used to dress me as a hamantaschen (a three-cornered triangular cookie, filled with jam or some other sweet filling) for the Jewish holiday of Purim. 806 more words


The Esther Effect, pt. 1

Esther is not the model for the overachiever. She represents self-confidence, not personal effort to overcome inferiority complexes. Reigning in life as Christ’s ambassador means impact — His through us, not our own works. 259 more words

Esther's Call

Megillas Esther, An Original Screenplay, G-d as Director

Setting:  The Persian-Median Empire.  The time period – ah, somewhere around 70 years after the destruction of the first Temple, give or take a few years.  2,201 more words

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